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Tag: Simlipal Forest Fire

Forest Fires
Forest Fires: Odisha Tops Country, 5-years Losses Yet To Be Assessed

The laidback state of affairs in forest management in the State surfaced today when in Rajya Sabha Union Minister, Forests, Bhupendra Yadav said Odisha is yet to send last 5-years' loss assessment report to the Centre

Simlipal Forest Fire: 1 Large Fire Still Rages On, NGOs put the Loss at 25%

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha still tops the nation in the number of fire alerts issued in the last 7-days, the comforting fact for the State is active large fire events have drastically dropped by 98 per cent in the last 144 hours. As per the data available with the Forest Survey of India (FSI), Odisha […]

Odisha Forest Fire Goes Wild: 208% Rise in Large Fire Events In 96 Hrs!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government has pooh-poohed the claims on the raging fire in the Simlipal National Park by terming all the brouhaha over it as nothing more than mere perception, the burning fact to the fore today is within 96 hours (March 3- March 7) the number of large fire events in the […]

Simlipal Fire: Odisha Govt Downplays It, says Fire Is Not Wild!

Bhubaneswar: When the raging fire in Asia’s second-largest biosphere reserve Simlipal National Park has caught the imagination of national and international media, an embarrassed Odisha government has rushed a team led by PCCF Shashi Paul to take stock of the situation at the ground and submit a report to the State government. The committee after […]

Simlipal Forest Fire: Topper Odisha Need To Take A Leaf Out Of Mizo Fire-fight Book!

Bhubaneswar: The Simlipal Reserve Forest in Odisha burning red for over a week has made the State’s fire management plan go up in smoke. The big howler here for the State is despite not in the top-10 states having the maximum vulnerability to forest fires, Odisha has the dubious distinction of topping the country in […]